Publications

Deja Vue All Over Again in Afghanistan?

August 7, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

ISW President Dr. Kimberly Kagan writes her newest opinion piece on the troop increase in Afghanistan.

Major Enemy Groups in Afghanistan

August 6, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

A joint product of ISW and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The map indicates major enemy groups within the four ISAF Regional Commands in Afghanistan.

Map: Major Enemy Groups in Afghanistan

August 1, 2009 - Maggie Obriwin

A joint product of ISW and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The map indicates major enemy groups within the four ISAF Regional Commands in Afghanistan.

Kunar and Nuristan: Rethinking U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations

July 24, 2009 - Michael Moore

This paper documents Coalition and Afghan efforts to implement counterinsurgency in Kunar and Nuristan.

Kurdish Elections

July 23, 2009 - James Danly

This paper describes the structure of the KRG’s political bodies and offices, the major parties, and the mechanics of the July 25th election.

"In Afghanistan, U.S. needs a steady push"

July 12, 2009 - Megan Ortagus

ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.

Book Review: "The Surge"

July 8, 2009 - Institute for the Study of War

Brendan Simms of the Wall Street Journal reviews ISW President Kimberly Kagan's latest book titled "The Surge".

Balancing Maliki

June 26, 2009 - Jeremy Domergue

Iraq’s political map has changed dramatically since the Provincial Elections with the emergence of new national coalitions.

"Flexibility Key to U.S. Withdrawal from Iraqi Cities"

June 23, 2009 - Kimberly Kagan

For the first time since the start of the war, American forces are withdrawing from Iraq’s cities, reducing their numbers and turning responsibility for security over to Iraqi forces.

"Iraq: Three Movements, but No Symphony" by LTG James Dubik (ret.)

June 1, 2009 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

The term surge is a popular catchword these days, but it is unhelpful in understanding the realities and complexities of what has happened and is happening in Iraq.

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